Research Trends: Repurposing Healthcare Registries to Improve Quality, Performance, and Outcomes

Research Trends: Repurposing Healthcare Registries to Improve Quality, Performance, and Outcomes Registries have begun to take new shape as medical societies and associations realize the potential value of their data. For those of you unfamiliar with what a healthcare registry [...]

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A Brief Introduction to Clinical Nomenclatures

A Brief Introduction to Clinical Nomenclatures Vocabulary management systems in electronic health records (EHRs) standardize how medical information is communicated. Although primarily intended to improve patient care, they also benefit researchers by bringing structure to complicated, nuanced, and dynamic health [...]

NLP: Tapping Into EHR Text Fields

NLP: Tapping Into EHR Text Fields Electronic health records (EHRs) are digitizing valuable medical data on a massive scale. However, up to 70% of meaningful information for medical registries, outcomes researchers, and clinicians is held within practitioner notes. These free [...]

The New Face of Research Surveys: Opportunities and Challenges

The New Face of Research Surveys: Opportunities and Challenges Surveys have historically been one of the most important tools available for conducting empirical research. Today, they continue to be prominent within social and behavioral science research and play growing roles in [...]

How Amazon Reminded Us That Not All Business Associates Agreements (BAAs) Are Created Equal

How Amazon Reminded Us That Not All Business Associates Agreements (BAAs) Are Created Equal Ever since Amazon announced that it was changing its policy to sign BAAs for HIPAA-compliant data storage, we’ve been eager and excited. That sentiment soon turned [...]